Science 3-13: the past, the present and possible futures
Science 3-13 explores some of the historical antecedents of the current position of science in the lives of younger children. It covers the various influences, both from within and outside the teaching profession, that have shaped the current science curriculum.
Current practice is examined and, on this basis, speculations are made about the future position and direction of this important subject.The contributors each cover a particular aspect of science for the 3-13 age range but common themes emerge such as the influence of government intentions, particularly through the development of the National Curriculum.
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